Forces kill 16 militants in Mohmand Agency

At least 16 militants were killed during an action of security forces at restive Tehsils Pandiali, Safi, Banizai and Ambar of Mohmand Agency on Sunday.

Official sources said that the security forces, backed by gunship helicopters and artillery, pounded militants’ suspected positions in these restive areas and inflicted heavy losses to them. Reportedly, 16 militants were killed and several others wounded while their four hideouts were dismantled.

The security forces conducted search operation on receiving information about presence of militants and miscreants in the areas.

The troops retaliated and repulsed an attack of miscreants and destroyed a vehicle of militants. In yet another incident, a person was arrested while planting a landmine in Jhanda Masood.

Two children of Mastana Gul died when one of the victims laid foot on a landmine that was blasted.